Latvian Ambassador to NATO Visits JFC Brunssum
The Latvian Permanent Representative to NATO (Ambassador Indulis Berzins) accompanied by his country's Military Representative (Major General Andis Dilans) conducted a visit to the Headquarters today. Commander JFC Brunssum, General Hans-Lothar Domröse, welcomed the distinguished visitors, then provided a summary of the geo-political security situation in northern Europe and the status of tasks his headquarters is dealing with.
General Domröse emphasized the importance of his core tasks i.e. Collective Defence, Military Cooperation and Crisis Response, whilst assuring his visitors that the 'new' NATO Response Force is not only a potent asset with serious military capability but it is also fit for the challenge of 21st Century warfare and ready in all respects to deploy when directed to by the North Atlantic Council. With a focus on deployability the General stated: 'the military is a practical profession – every so often they need to leave the barracks'.